When Will They Stop?

By |2019-06-21T16:50:38-07:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Airbag Recall, Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published October 10, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal- Last week, Nissan added its name to a long list of automotive manufacturers who have been ensnared in public controversy over corporate malfeasance and the cars it sells to the consuming public. In an unprecedented move, Nissan announced that it was recalling every car it sold in Japan [...]

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JONATHAN MICHAELS ADMITTED TO MICHIGAN BAR

By |2018-07-17T00:58:34-07:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney|Tags: , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (August 16, 2016) – In an effort to further the firm’s deep ties to the automotive community, Jonathan Michaels has been granted admission to the Michigan state bar.  This adds to Michaels’ existing standing with the California and Colorado state bars, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. Michaels has built an illustrious career in the automotive industry, litigating cases against nearly every major auto [...]

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When Will They Stop?

By |2018-09-20T18:16:40-07:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends, Class Action, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published October 7, 2015, Los Angles Daily Journal -In 2009, Volkswagen Group sat as the third-largest automaker in the world, trailing behind long-time leaders Toyota and General Motors in the heated race for automotive supremacy. The company had come a long way from its ominous beginning in 1937, when it created the “people’s car” under the governmental [...]

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MLG AUTOMOTIVE LAW FILES CLASS ACTION AGAINST VW FOR EMISSIONS FRAUD

By |2018-07-17T19:37:48-07:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Auto Recalls, Automotive Trends, Class Action, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (September 29, 2015) – Last Friday, MLG Automotive Law filed a national class action lawsuit against Volkswagen for the diesel emissions cover-up. The case, entitled Gregg Klein v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Case No. 2:15-cv-07570), was filed in Federal Court in Los Angeles. Early this month, Volkswagen admitted that it has been [...]

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COURT CLEARS PATH FOR CHRYSLER DEALERS’ CASE AGAINST U.S.

By |2018-07-17T19:52:31-07:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney|Tags: , , , , |

Newport Beach, California (September 15, 2015) – The U.S. Federal Court of Claims in Washington D.C. has denied the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a consortium of Chrysler dealers against the federal government. The lawsuit alleges that in 2009 the Treasury Department provided billions of dollars in TARP funds to Chrysler on [...]

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California’s Free Mediation Program

By |2018-07-17T22:11:02-07:00July 9th, 2015|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, New Motor Vehicle Board|Tags: , , |

Published June 9, 2015, Dealer's Voice - Did you know that the New Motor Vehicle Board offers a free and informal consumer dispute resolution program for new car dealers? The Consumer Mediation Services Program provides mediation services for disputes consumers have with new car dealers, manufacturers and distributors licensed in California. The program assists parties who have [...]

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The Trade-In Dilemma

By |2018-07-17T20:12:42-07:00July 9th, 2015|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy|Tags: , , , |

Published June 9, 2015, Dealer's Voice - Closing a sale that involves a trade is one of the cornerstones of the car business. And taking a trade may not only be necessary, but it can also greatly enhance the financial aspect of the deal. Many consumers are willing to give away their old vehicles to get in [...]

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Uber’s Worst Nightmare

By |2018-07-17T22:41:33-07:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Class Action, Uber|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published July 8, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - It’s hard to imagine that things could have gotten worse. Earlier this year, ride-share giant Uber Technologies was hit with a bevy of class actions over claims that the company was fraudulently advertising its cars as the “safest rides on the road.” Citing to a string of rapes [...]

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Success, Redefined

By |2018-07-18T18:58:26-07:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published January 7, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - On Dec. 9, 2013, the U.S. Treasury sold its last share of General Motors stock, concluding its four-year investment into the automaker that stirred considerable debate. At the high water mark, the U.S. owned 61 percent of GM, placing itself squarely in the midst of private competition, and forcing [...]

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The Deadliest Weapon

By |2018-07-18T20:48:44-07:00August 8th, 2013|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Trends, Department of Transportation, DOT, Texting and Driving|Tags: , , , , , |

Published August 6, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - On average, 14 people die in the U.S. every day as a result of distracted driving, with scores more seriously injured and sentenced to a life term of debilitating injuries. Think for a moment about the tens of thousands of people who are living their life confined to [...]

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